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12573⇒22893/Sainagar Shirdi - Howrah SF Express
साईनगर शिर्डी - हावड़ा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस     साईनगर शिरडी - हावड़ा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस

SNSI/Sainagar Shirdi --> HWH/Howrah Junction

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Reschduled to leave Sai Nagar Shirdi at 17:00 hrs instead of 13:55 hrs on 18.11.17
Thu Nov 09, 2017 (03:27PM)
Updated: Nov 22 2017 (17:00) by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~
RSA - Rake Sharing
Rating: 4.6/5 (25 votes)
cleanliness - good (5)
punctuality - excellent (4)
food - excellent (3)
ticket avbl - good (4)
u/r coach - excellent (4)
railfanning - excellent (5)
safety - excellent (4)
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Jan 10 2018 (12:42)   22893/Sainagar Shirdi - Howrah SF Express

Reservation done for TPTY I 💗💂 Alert~   620 blog posts   211 correct pred (53% accurate)
Entry# 2987220            Tags   Past Edits
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Jan 10 2018 (13:01)   22894/Howrah - Sainagar Shirdi SF Express | SNSI/Sainagar Shirdi (2 PFs)

Reservation done for TPTY I 💗💂 Alert~   620 blog posts   211 correct pred (53% accurate)
Entry# 2987288            Tags   Past Edits
WAP-4 Hauled Howrah - Sainagar Shirdi SF Express at SNSI.
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Dec 06 2017 (17:22)   22893/Sainagar Shirdi - Howrah SF Express | ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs)

SOMNATH MONDAL   100 blog posts   131 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2858045            Tags   Past Edits
Hello All ,
I have booked a ticket from Rourkela to Howarh on 31st December 2017 in train number 22893 Sainagar Shirdi - Howrah SF Express .
Current status in RLWL =11/ RLWL =11 in 3A . What is the chances of confirmation of my ticket as per the past user experience .
Thanks in advance!!

Jan 02 2018 (11:08)
SOMNATH MONDAL   100 blog posts   131 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2858045-1            Tags   Past Edits
Plz admin update....
EOG, GS, GS. GS, GS, S8, S7, S6, S5, S4, S3, S2, S1, B2, B1, A1, EOG
I traveled on 31.12.2017 from ROU to HWH

Jan 02 2018 (11:12)
Now Target 1000 Forum Ratings~   1292 blog posts   2188 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2858045-2            Tags   Past Edits
From Engine GS starts? That means the rake given here is a reversed one

Jan 04 2018 (11:49)
SOMNATH MONDAL   100 blog posts   131 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2858045-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes! From Engine GS Start...
Loco, EOG, GS, GS. GS, GS, S8, S7, S6, S5, S4, S3, S2, S1, B2, B1, A1, EOG
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Nov 14 2017 (20:52)   22894/Howrah - Sainagar Shirdi SF Express | SRC/WAP-4/22369

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2586 blog posts   184 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2753967            Tags   Past Edits
Hi friends, I'm back after a long time to present you another report of mine...
DOJ : 06-04-2017 (Thursday) From Howrah.Jn (HWH) to Durg.Jn (DURG).
As this journey was planned in General Class (GS) in the end moment which led me to become tense, as generally seen how people travel in GS class in India.
Still after lot of consolling from my friend Amit Kumar Singh, I was sceptical as how will be the journey? Will I get place to sit comfortably & most important was woul I be able to get window seat so that I may do railfanning? A big big question mark was hovering in my head all the time admist my hectic schedule in Kolkata along with the hot & sultry weather of Bengal was making me more uncomfortable. Well any how the fatefull day arrived.
On the very morning itself at around 11:00 Hrs only we departed, as I didn't wanted to take chance if I do not get window seat in the Express train, so reached Dankuni station by 11:30 Hrs to board BWN HWH CHORD LOCAL & in meantime spotted late running Howrah bound Kalka Mail with it's usual link WAP-7 HWH raising dirt across the station, sometimes later crawler Kolkata Jammu Tawi Express emerged out of no where, honking all the way with WAP-4 MGS. All these made my time pass good & finally delayed local to Howrah arrived, we boarded in Vendors compartment to avoid the rush. After joining the mainlines at Bally our EMU was doing parallel action with Howrah bound Mayurakshi Passenger which was in between greeted by red & we some how proceeded to get halted after Liluah, finally crawling through Tikiapara coach care shed, across it to spot empty rakes of Mumbai bound Gitanjali Express being taken to Howrah for departure by KGP Alco. Reached Howrah around 13:00 Hrs to find Kalka Mail awaiting to be shunted besides the platform in which our local arrived.
==> Observations at Howrah (HWH) :
As usual there was hustle and bustle. Soon Bagh Express looked us with it's red eyes of WAP-4 HWH, while we hurried outside the Old complex to avoid the narrow passage of around platforms 12,13,14 & FOB to reach New complex. We slowly walked past the road along the taxi lane & as usual 'coolies' began to coax us, we ignored them & kept on moving to reach the Unreserved ticketing area of New complex, as it's less crowded that those located in Old complex. In no time we bought our UTS tickets, looked into enquiry counter for the expected platform where our train would arrive & entered the new complex platform no - 20. Walked all the way to the end of the platform & finally took shade under the Bankim Setu.
Here the typical scene was : Over 21 was the legend Gitanjali Express bound for Mumbai with WAP-4 SRC, which we spotted earlier, over 19 was Bhubaneswar bound Janshatabdi Express with WAP-4 VSKP which departed around 13:30 Hrs, over 18 a EMU local was brought in as Janshatabdi Express departed. At around 13:45 Hrs the rake of 22894/Up. Howrah Sainagar Shirdi Express was brought in by KGP based Alco, while a WAP-4 SRC was already coupled to it as usual practise used by SER, it was brand new shiny LHB rakes which was a cocktail mixture of other zones! We took 2 nice window seats opposite each other, placed & chained our luggage, made Amit look after the luggages & seats, took some snaps of coaches & loco. After that I proceeded to fill drinking water from RO taps near the concourse area. While going saw Gitanjali Express had arrived from Mumbai over platform number 17 & coming back observed that AC coaches were of SER which were 2011-2014 made, some were in Duronto livery, perhaps these were swapped from Duronto Express, Sleeper Class coaches were mostly of NFR in new conditon, all General Class coaches were ECR marked that too were new, now don't ask me about those EOG's, as they were as usual old pieces from SER only!
Just in sometime Tamralipta Express arrived from Digha & an another WAP-4 SRC came to be coupled in, crowd was exchanged & finally it departed at 14:25 Hrs, later that lone red SRC loco went away. While we were anticipating for our departure, well we finally departed at 14:40 Hrs with typical SRC loco honk! we were delayed by 5 mins & started crawling to join mainlines!
==> Post departure :
Just with departure, saw that Mumbai Mail too had arrived in Old complex, luggages were being unloaded & shunter was already attached to rake it to the yard. Gitanjali Express too was ready to be taken by KGP based Alco into Santragachi coaching yard for it's evening service as Sri Jagannath Express. In meantime we were crawling parallel with an SER EMU near GT.Rd bridge & finally it was stopped to give us our way to spot empty rake of Malda Town Intercity Exp taken to HWH, further saw another SER EMU which was awaiting for green, besides it was Ahmedabad Express awaiting for green to complete it's long tiresome journey behind WAP-4 SRC. We gained some speed as we crossed Tikiapara, near Dasnagar saw Intercity from Ranchi with white elephant WAP-7 HWH, waiting for it's line clear! We crossed Santragachi.Jn in good speed to further gain more speed after it's passing it's yard & locoshed areas! Thereafter it was good run given by SER to this LHB newbie, whizzing past all stations with dirt everywhere & overcast skies, which made me take a small power nap as I'd plan to experience the beauty of infamous 'Jangalmahal' Finally woke up near Khirai & reach Kharagpur outer by 5 mins late! We arrived at platform no - 02 of Kharagpur.Jn, brought some samosas & aloo chops (aloo vadas) by then we departed slowly! We procceded across one of the largest & messiest frieght yard - The Kalaikunda freight yard to enter the Jangalmahal now!
After negotiating many curves of Kalaikunda yard we speed past Kalaikunda Airforce strip & were greeted by Sardiha, the famous spot where Jnaneshwari Express was derailed due to bomb blast by Maoists on 29th May 2010, saw it's mangled coach remains along with twin WAG-5s looking as at! Thereafter the Sal tree forest of Jangalmahal started as we crossed Khemasuli, later banstala station which was deep inside the forests of Chhota Nagpur Plateau as terrain started to become much rugged, unlike the greenery found in the other side! I was busy clicking pics & enjoying full MPS ride in LHB coach, which was not shaking much nor giving any jerks! Soon forest cover decreased, settlements started appearing & here come 'Jhargram' my heavenaly abode admist the Jangalmahal! Jhargram past in couple of seconds & in sometime we were in Jharkhand & out from Bengal. Enroute all stations like Chakulia past in MPS to branching away of UP & DOWN lines before Kokpara, here at Kokpara we slowed down a bit a we were greeted with double amber signal, while Howrah bound Duronto Express crossed us with WAP-4 HWH which was as usual in hurry to reach it's destination, but interesting thing was that behind it's EOG there was a SECR marked 3AC coach! Here inside the coach a Jhalmuri wala aws getting much patronage from all travelers! Dalbhumgarh too crossed & we were again doing MPS run with greeting of green! Withing some time spotted an Express train with NFR marked coaches to which I later confirmed to find out it was Kamakhya Karmabhumi Exp, later in sometime Barbil Janshatabdi Express too crossed us but due to poor light condition couldn't capture it. After Ghatsila we crossed a freighter full of coal led by WAG-7. We arrived Tatanagar outer by 03 mins before time but was made to crawl all the way to station, hereby witnessing a WAM-4 Bhusaval which was readying itself for it's tonight duty with Mumbai bound Antyodaya Express! We brought just sprouted Bengal grams which was light yet spicy for muching & we departed from Tatanagar! There after run was smooth all the way till Chakradharpur, here we halted for mere 2 mins. I was anticipating some night action at Saranda forest range, but sadly no Express trains were to be sighted, but spotted Howrah bound Porbandar Express near Bondamunda & Azad Hind Express at Rourkela completing it's halt. Again at Rourkela we bought Tea & samosas, took a snap for memory & train moved on! After Rourkela GS coach was almost empty to get some passengers at it's next halt at Jharsuguda, till then we moved at mediocre speed as slack was given to cover up delay!
After Jharsuguda we again gained speed! Thanks to SECR for making it run again & helped us reaching not on time but before time at Durg, while I kept sleeping in between & again waking up & again to sleep! In between we crawled due to Gitanjali Express at Bilaspur & Raipur but it was mitigated later!
In all this was my 1st long distance travel in GS class, hence it was a new experience!
Thanks for your patience in reading it out! Have a great day!

Nov 15 2017 (01:24)
HOG 30590 BHILAI WAP7~   2252 blog posts   127 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2753967-1            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for being and traveling with me :)
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Oct 13 2017 (19:46)   22894/Howrah - Sainagar Shirdi SF Express

सेवाग्राम एक्सप्रेस~   659 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2530326            Tags   Past Edits
At bhusawal railway station. The train is running 5 hours 30 mins late.

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Oct 20 2017 (21:47)
LHB for CGSK~   1831 blog posts   1114 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2530326-16            Tags   Past Edits
Which Site is showing correct info

Oct 20 2017 (21:48)
LHB for CGSK~   1831 blog posts   1114 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2530326-17            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks sir I got it

Oct 20 2017 (21:48)
Control Trains like GRAND CHORD^~   8195 blog posts   1969 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2530326-18            Tags   Past Edits
Bhai IRCTC me tech halt show nahi kar raha..
NTES is showing halt at BSL.
And also ye halt yaha ke members k personal experience pe v based hai..

Oct 20 2017 (21:50)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~   16848 blog posts   7678 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2530326-19            Tags   Past Edits
NTES isliye show kar raha kyuki BSL par comm. halt diya gaya tha on an experimental basis (last year as far as I can remember), which is now removed....lekin NTES ne TT update nahi aur IRCTC ko karna pada kyuki bookings band ho gayi :)

Oct 20 2017 (21:56)
Shirdi Superfast Express*^~   2712 blog posts   963 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2530326-20            Tags   Past Edits
Today reached 65 mins early at Shirdi.
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